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June 23, 2009

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xbjllb

Doesn't sound any rougher than what you went through on McLaughlin last week with Lawrence O'Donnell, noble Princess.

Now THAT was a debate...

gringoman

What will not be debated here is the mystery of a guy, who in Mexico would be known as a 'mestizo', (not really pejoratively), going from community organizer to the White House ( and calling for 'transparency' while hiding all his personal records). The Republic is clearly not ready to ask whether this in fact is history's greatest triumph of Richard Nixon's Affirmative Action. (Yes, Princess, this can't be a secret to you, can it?)

And why should the Americanos debate, when not a single Lamie in the Washington Press Corps will raise the following (as posted at http://www.gringoman.com/ )?

DC TRAIN DISASTER: QUOTA HIRE?

(Extracted, gringomanically, from the Washington Post report on yesterday's fatal train crash in Washington)

There was no reason to think that the operator did not spot the train ahead of her yesterday. The weather was clear, and the trains were not in a tunnel.

"It doesn't look like she hit the brakes," said a train safety expert, who asked not to be identified because the crash is under investigation. "That's why you have an operator in the cab. She should have been able to take action. That's what they're there for."

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These systems were supposed to make yesterday's crash impossible.

But four years ago, in an episode eerily similar to yesterday's, the signal system briefly failed in the tunnel between Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn, forcing two quick-thinking operators to stop their trains manually to avoid a crash.

In the June 2005 incident, the operator of one train noticed that he was getting too close to the train ahead. The signal system was telling him the track was clear, but he hit the brakes. The operator of a third train on the line hit the emergency brakes on time, too.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/22/AR2009062203261.html


Ummahgummah

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They have 'debates' like that all the time in Chicago..

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M/M

Doesn't sound any rougher than what you went through on McLaughlin last week with Lawrence O'Donnell, noble Princess.
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We didn't watch Monica die on the air.

gringoman

HELLO, BARRY

"Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe a type of man who does not want to give reasons or to be right, but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions."

===Jose Ortega y Gasset (the Spanish philosopher, not the prizefighter---it's believed there is a technical difference.), author of one of the 20th Century's most famous books, THE REVOLT OF THE MASSES, published just before the advent of two historic triumphs of Mass Man: Hitler's Third Reich and FDR's New Deal.

beachbum

"A police raid on a bar. A fire hydrant turned off. In the mid-1960s, that's all it took to start a race war. And it was not uncommon, from 1965 to 1968, to see blacks battling white police in the streets of northern cities. When the last shot was fired, hundreds were dead and thousands wounded." I guess he forgot.He certainly was not there. Um,... This is different... Was this also just a robust debate?

Dgscol

Nixon mterials were released from the Nixon library to the national archives. Tapes were also placed online (150 hrs of recordings).

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The materials show Nixon as sharp-witted, crude, manipulative and sometimes surprisingly liberal by comparison with mainstream Republicans today.

In one letter, he solidly endorses the Equal Rights Amendment, saying that for 20 years "I have not altered my belief that equal rights for women warrant a constitutional guarantee." The amendment failed.

Yet in a taped conversation with George H.W. Bush, then GOP chairman, he pitched the recruitment of pretty women in particular to run for the party, after two caught his eye in the South Carolina Legislature.

"Let's look for some," he said. "And understand, I don't do it because I'm for women. But I'm doing it because (a) woman might win some place where a man might not."
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Hey Monica, wink wink. Why foreign relations?

EminemsRevenge

Barack's being too modest...we all KNOW that the reason they're rioting is because they caught Obama-mania!

EVERYONE is scared to admit that Obama, combined with the internet, is gonna change the world as we know it.

M/M

"Let's look for some," he said. "And understand, I don't do it because I'm for women. But I'm doing it because (a) woman might win some place where a man might not."

During the campaign, Monica mentioned that Nixon thought that the first female President would be a Republican.

I was surprised to find how liberal Nixon was. We have him to thank for the destruction of the gold standard and setting the seeds of globalization. Even though he is a RINO, I still think he is a fascinating man, and would have LOVED to have had Monica’s opportunity to work for him.

xbjllb

Monica, condolences on the release of the latest Nixon tapes, revealing far more of his vile side than anyone should ever want to know. Like suggesting abortion needed to be legal in the case of interracial children.

I know you loved him, and that like all humans, he did have a good side. We just won't be hearing about any of that for quite some time now.

Hang in there, it's going to get rough.

M/M

Thaddeus McCotter on Iran
http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/tgmccotter/2009/06/23/her-name-was-neda-a-generational-chance-for-freedom/

M/M

Here is an Iranian television station in Los Angeles that is covering the revolution. They sent 10,000 video pens inside Iran in preparation for this uprising. Check it out.

http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/06/23/the-revolution-live-from-la/

M/M

Iranian soccer starts forced to retire for show of solidarity.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,528629,00.html

Niall

> I was surprised to find how liberal Nixon was. We
> have him to thank for the destruction of the gold
> standard and setting the seeds of globalization.
Posted by: M/M | June 23, 2009 at 10:09 PM

It was actually FDR who took us off the gold standard, when he outlawed private ownership of gold in 1933. What Nixon did was abandon the 1946 Bretton Woods agreement that had fixed the exchange rates against the price of gold.

We kept the price of gold at $35 an ounce by offering to buy gold if any other nation would sell it cheaper, and sell it if any other nation would pay more for it. This worked fine as long as the U.S. had most of the world's supply of gold, in Fort Knox and the cellars of the New York banks. There couldn't be any speculation in gold since we had effectively fixed its price.

But in the years after World War II other nations, especially the French, began redeeming their U.S. dollars for gold. Since we had pretty much given the dollars to them for nothing, as foreign aid for their postwar rebuilding etc., this meant we were now giving our gold away. Nixon didn't have much choice. He stopped the redemption of dollars for gold, which of course meant that the dollar then was backed by nothing and became a fiat currency.

Fiat money is not NECESSARILY a bad thing, provided steps are taken to rigorously preserve its value. But of course that is exactly what the government has failed to do, and continuing inflation has been the result. Inflation tends to benefit the government in a variety of ways, sometimes nudging taxpayers into higher tax brackets though their real income remains the same, cheating taxpayers on long-term capital gains and so on.

And it goes without saying that we can expect to get a stiff dose of it under Obama. Everyone remember Jimmy Carter's last year in office, when we had 14% inflation and a 19% prime rate? I wouldn't be surprised if we saw those rates again. How else can Obama pay the astronomical bills he's piling up? The money just isn't there, and his radical anti-capitalist mindset suggests it never will be there.

M/M

Great post Niall. Thanks for explaining how fiat currencies work and why Nixon turned our dollar into one.

For people interested, the Nixon audio tapes are available on this link to the Nixon Presidential library.
http://www.nixonlibrary.gov/forresearchers/find/tapes/finding_aids/january1973.php\

SteveOk

(Monica)He actually believes that the slaughter in the streets of Tehran is a "debate."
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And as he was discovering he was losing the debate over the weeks and more and more innocent Iranians were being gunned down in the streets of Tehran by the Thugocracy, Obama finally discovers that he is "outraged" by the violence. Foxnews reporter Major Garrett asked Obama why it took so long for him to become outraged and the "debator" said that he had been "outraged" all along and his previous statements were consistent with that outrage. Ok, excuse me, but does he think we are all blithering idiots? What I have been hearing over the past few weeks is that we shouldn't be accused of "meddling". For days he has made a point of insisting that we weren't going to "meddle" and weren't going to be accused of "meddling" and now he is saying he is outraged and has been outraged all along? And the snew media (except Foxnews) let's him get away with this bs.

I'm really fed up with the a** kissing lamestream media. I think tonight is when ABCnews gives Obama an hour long infomerical on the government run takeover of the health industry and they're not allowing any Republican debate on the issue. You know exactly what is going to happen: they will bring some lame questions in and Obama will filibuster for the whole hour giving his infomercial on his takeover plan. Is that informing the American people? And this will cost trillions of dollars and all we get from the lamestream media is White House propaganda. I'm fed up with the bias.

gringoman

Great post Niall. Thanks for explaining how fiat currencies work and why Nixon turned our dollar into one.

For people interested, the Nixon audio tapes are available on this link to the Nixon Presidential library.
http://www.nixonlibrary.gov/forresearchers/find/tapes/finding_aids/january1973.php\

Posted by: M/M | June 24, 2009 at 07:19 AM

M/M,

Muchas gracias for that link to Nixon tapes. I notice that it's amazingly relevant--- with its focus on Jan 1973 "Ceasefire" Agreement with Hanoi Communists--- to my own little Indochina Legacy Project I'm told I must get done. In December '72 I was returning to Indochina, traveling across Khmer Rouge=infested Cambodia when the startling news came over my tinny transistor radio via Voice of America: The US announced a Christmas halt to the bombing of intransigent Hanoi. The Paris Accords soon followed,(of which we 'realists' were extremely skeptical, by the way.)

From late '69 to the Fall of Saigon I have many fotos and over 150 bylines ('Daniel Cameron') many from the now defunct SAIGON POST which capture the scene in Vietnam (from Ambassadors to Saigon tea girls and the 'Oversexed Weekly' and combat in the boonies etc etc) more like Talk Radio might have if it existed then and there, and had a lot of fun taking on the 'crack' Saigon Press Corps. Understandably, my notorious SAIGON NOTES column would never ever be printed by US newspapers of that period. What I did for CBS in 1975 after its star staff(Bob Simon, Ed Bradley,Bill Plante etc) fled in the famous Fall of Saigon panic (and went on to become White House Correspondents blah-blah) was something else, TV work et al.

But your Nixon link should fit right in with the period I have to work on for this digitized legacy project. Thanks again. Now I have to finally get this thing started, as it will take more than just the rest of this year to complete. (I might 'publish' each piece at www.gringoman.com/ concurrently with uploading it to the digital 'warehouse.' We'll see.)

FK

"And that tells you everything you need to know about The Bama."

Except for the complete statement and context.

I really hate when Monica takes a few words out of an entire speech or statement.

david

His hands are tied.How can he say something about Iran,when he probably will have to do the same thing in his own country.Of course me saying things like this makes me crazy.Im not crazy just scared.He has alot of mindless zombies behind him.Thats all it takes.I might have to become a zombie.Oreily is.See you on huffington future comrads.

Ree

I am playing around with ACORN’s new name Change to COI you know our President is the most famous community organizer in history, I believe? COI – ACORN’S new acronym, no problem.

http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/2009/06/acorn-changes-name-to-coi-alrighty-then.html

Ummahgummah

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David, I fear the very same thing.

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